Premont - Dressed in shiny red gowns the Class of 2017 sat before the Premont community Friday night for the last time in their high school career.

The class Valedictorian Francisco Rios III and Salutatorian Marlyna Davila addressed their classmates, families and friends thanking each of them for the love and support they were given throughout the years. They reminded each person how they impacted their lives and education to become the leaders of the future.

Guest speaker and Superintendent of Schools Steve Van Matre explained to the class about not letting negativity keep them from following their dreams. He went back into his past to tell the class how his generation broke the "real world."

With the entire graduating Class of 2017 accepted into a college, university or military branch Van Matre described how this class had step a new tradition for Premont ISD and how they were about to "fix the real world."

With a special prayer the young adults were no longer high school students instead they had become young adults in a world that needed their intelligence.